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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mac 168 Large Angled Contour Brush: Old vs New

Top: Old Version
Bottom: New Version

I already wrote a review about the Mac 168 Large Angled Contour brush. You can read it here. =)
This post is just going to be a comparison of the old version and the new version of the Mac 168 brush.

Left: New Version
Right: Old Version
Old Version 
  • has a more angled shape
  • bristles are very soft, but not as soft as the new version
  • less denser, but is by no means floppy
  • sheds 1-2 hairs after each wash
  • bought it at a Mac counter in Macy's

New Version 
  • has a more oval shape and less angled shape
  • bristles are softer
  • denser
  • sheds 1-2 hairs after each wash
  • handle is a smidgen longer
  • bought it at

Left: New Version
Right: Old Version

Bottom Line: Even though there are physical differences between the old and the new version of the Mac 168 brush, I find the differences to be insignificant because they both apply my blushes and bronzers the same way. However, I do like the old version more because the head is more angled.

This post is just to inform you guys and gals that there are differences with each of the brushes that Mac sells. The differences can be slight, such as the two Mac 168 brushes above; however, the differences can also be drastic, such as the two Mac 187 brushes that I compared in a previous post here

Have you experienced this before with any of Mac's brushes?

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